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Ira Cornelius Verwolf
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Birth: Nov. 24, 1892
Armour
Douglas County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Mar. 30, 1964
Helena
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA

Ira (Arie in Dutch) was the 5th child of John Verwolf (the "Father of Amsterdam, Montana") and Deerkje VanEs, having come from South Dakota to Montana at the age of seven. Ira was ten years old when his mother died on November 16, 1902. After his arrival in Montana he continued his schooling for a few years at the Heeb School.

Ira was drafted in World War I, but never saw active service abroad as he contracted pneumonia and was honorably discharged. He was a stagecoach driver in Yellowstone Park in the early 1920s. On March 20, 1924 he successfully completed a course in Animal Husbandry at Montana State College and subsequently did his own veterinary work on the family farm. He was an expert horseman and worked as a wrangler and guide at several of the local ranches in the Gallatin Canyon, including many years at the 320 Ranch, taking numerous pack trips to exclusive lakes back of the Spanish Peaks.

He met Myrtle E. Pavey while she was teaching at Ophir School in the Gallatin Canyon and they were married in Livingston on December 16, 1932. The next few years they lived in a cabin in the Gallatin Canyon where Ira continued working on dude ranches as a pack trip guide in the summers and as a guide at hunting camps in early winter, while Myrtle taught school. In 1940 they purchased the "Old Stone Church" ranch, site of the first Female Seminary School, located southeast of Manhattan, where they raised five children: John Joseph, Alice Debra, Lena Joyce, Thomas Edward, and Myrtle Joanne.

Joanne Verwolf, youngest daughter of Ira Cornelius Verwolf.

 
 
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 Parents:
  John Verwolf (1854 - 1922)
  Deerkje Dirkje VanEs Verwolf (1853 - 1902)
 
 Spouse:
  Myrtle Edna Pavey Verwolf (1909 - 2006)*
 
 Children:
  Thomas Edward Verwolf (1945 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  George Verwolf (1876 - 1970)*
  Guy Verwolf (1877 - 1945)*
  Leonard Verwolf (1879 - 1947)*
  Maggie Verwolf Kaspersma (1891 - 1979)*
  Ira Cornelius Verwolf (1892 - 1964)
  Dick Verwolf (1894 - 1980)*
  Lena Verwolf Latta (1895 - 1979)*
  John Verwolf (1899 - 1918)*
  William Verwolf (1906 - 1996)**
  Peter Verwolf (1909 - 1919)**
  Jacob Verwolf (1909 - 1910)**
  Julia Verwolf VanderArk (1913 - 2001)**
  Infant Daughter Verwolf (1916 - 1916)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Soldier's Chapel Cemetery
Big Sky Canyon Village
Gallatin County
Montana, USA
 
Maintained by: Joanne
Originally Created by: Jane Barkell
Record added: Oct 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22450073
Ira Cornelius Verwolf
Added by: Joanne
 
Ira Cornelius Verwolf
Added by: Jane Barkell
 
Ira Cornelius Verwolf
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Added by: Jane Barkell
 
 
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Happy Birthday Daddy. Thinking of you and Mama today as you celebrate your birthday and Thanksgiving with your two sons this year. Much love and God's greatest blessings.
- Joanne
 Added: Nov. 24, 2016
Happy Birthday Daddy! You remain in my heart and memories of you will be with me always. I love you,
- Joanne
 Added: Nov. 24, 2012
Happy Birthday Daddy! May you be showered with God's blessings. Love you and will always miss you,
- Joanne
 Added: Nov. 25, 2011
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